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Police Chief Shawn Burns
West Texas A&M University Police Department
301 23rd Street
Canyon, TX 79015
Phone: (806) 651-2300

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Corporal Monty D. Platt
West Texas A&M University Police Department
End of Watch: August 8, 2017

Corporal Monty D. Platt died of complications stemming from an animal bite sustained on July 24, 2017. Corporal Platt attempted to capture an injured feral cat on campus and the cat bit the officer. Corporal Platt received medical treatment and was given medication that caused a severe allergic reaction. He was transported to the hospital and had to be placed on a ventilator. His condition deteriorated and he passed away on August 8, 2017. Corporal Platt is the seventh officer fatality from the state of Texas.

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